Kapi-Mana News : March 12th 2013
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, MARCH 12, 2013 NEWS WNZ13_BNM WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 " e support system of the Bachelor of Nursing Māori will enable me to become a successful Māori nurse." -- Verna Koperu The Bachelor of Nursing Māori is designed speci cally for Māori students and focuses on the health needs of Māori and non-Māori in the New Zealand context. Bring your whānau and come along to our Information Evening for the Bachelor of Nursing Māori July intake 2013. Date: Monday 11 March Time: 5 -- 7pm Place: Room E105, Porirua Campus EnRol Now Get StARteD IN jULY Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the greater Wellington out what subjects check out www.weltec.ac.nz Cooking up a story: Papakowhai 91-year-old Allan Arlidge exposes a disciplinarian Captain Cook in his new book focusing on the explorer's punishments of his seamen. Dark side to Capt Cook By ANDREA O'NEIL The punishments Captain Cook impo- sed on his sailors are the subject of a new book by Papakowhai man Allan Arlidge. Captain Cook's Discipline is the fruit of 30 years' research by the 91-year-old former history teacher. The book expo- ses a hidden side to Cook's three Pacific journeys, because while Cook recorded his punishments in his captain's logs, he often omitted them from the journals he presented to naval superiors. He just wanted to paint the best pic- ture he could in his journals. He left out the nasty bits,'' Mr Arlidge said. Previous Cook biographers like Beaglehole made little reference to the Articles of War, the code of conduct for British seamen, but punishments were often a daily fact of life at sea. It was this apparent contradiction which set me alight,'' Mr Arlidge said. He was a disciplinarian.'' Sailors could be punished for trans- gressions such as desertion, insubordi- nation, consorting with the enemy, or bad behaviour when the ship was in port. A famous example of misbehaviour was Cook's sailors stealing nails from their ship to pay for sexual favours in Hawaii. Let alone the damage to the boats, sexually transmitted diseases were a major worry for Cook, Mr Arlidge said. Nobody was put to death on Cook's journeys, but plenty of floggings were administered by Cook's staff with a cat o' nine tails. There's so many aspects to his pun- ishments, that makes it an interesting story,'' he says. Mr Arlidge served four years in the Royal Navy during World War II. He gained a master's degree in history in 1952 and taught in high schools in Lower Hutt, Napier and the Wairarapa. In 1975 his hips started to fail and he used his downtime to research Cook, New Zealand's first European governor of men. His research led to articles for history journals, and finally his self- published book. Depending on how it is received, Mr Arlidge may travel to the UK this year to speak to a Captain Cook society, but he has no plans to write another book. Captain Cook's Discipline is available from Mr Arlidge for $45 plus p&p. Email email@example.com. Neighbourly thing to do By ANDREA O'NEIL Porirua's smallest village hopes to make a big noise this weekend at its first Neighbours' Day community fair. The suburb of 3000 people is the latest to join Pori- rua City Council's village planning programme, and will use its Neighbours' Day celebration to get ideas for possible projects from residents. As well as getting to know each other, it's an oppor- tunity to get people's views,'' says Ascot Park resident Faafoi Seiuli, the Porirua city councillor helping to launch the Ascot Park Village Plan. Questionnaires will be handed to residents at the fair. Alongside food stalls, an entertainment stage will be set up to showcase musicians. Anybody wanting to share their talent can sign up to an Ascot Park X Factor'' competition on the day. We've got a lot of talent in Ascot Park,'' Mr Seiuli says. We hope it kicks off.'' If the day is a success the fair could become an annual event, he says. It would be good for us as a community.'' Residents have been meeting monthly since Sept- ember for village plan discussions and anybody is wel- come to join the working group, Mr Seiuli says. Ideas include putting up welcome signs at Ascot Park's boundaries, improving and promoting the sub- urb's bush walks, and making Ascot Park more kid- friendly, putting in a pedestrian crossing on Conclusion St and fixing up the park's old BMX track. I'd like to see more there for our kids,'' Mr Seiuli says. The village planning process has already fostered neighbourliness in Ascot Park, with the suburb holding a street barbecue in December and organising weekly community bush walks in summer, Mr Seiuli says. Ascot Park Neighbours' Day, Saturday, March 16, 10am to 2pm at Ascot Park. Rainy day alternative is March 23.
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